Creating the Outdoor Spaces
We Need Right Now
When the Upfit adaptive
outdoor structure system was initially released in 2018, its purpose was clear—to give landscape
architects the tools to create tailored destinations that capitalize on a site’s underutilized outdoor
spaces. "In-between spaces are overlooked and undervalued but hold such potential,” says Landscape Forms
Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin. “Upfit gives landscape architects tools to look at these spaces
with fresh eyes and create places with purpose and value at a lower cost than indoor real estate.”
Caption: Upfit starts with a
single 16’ x 16’ x 10’ base unit of posts and beams. Add infill panels, retractable screens, benches,
tables, storage solutions, and roof, power, and lighting options.
Today, while Upfit still fulfills this purpose, its
benefits and significance have become even more acute. Landscape Forms has long supported the idea that
people thrive through a strong connection to nature, and that people deserve outdoor spaces that support
this connection without compromise. But now more than ever, it is crucial to the health and well-being of
our communities that people have the spaces and resources they need to bring the fundamental aspects of
everyday life outdoors without sacrificing productivity, happiness and social interaction.
Caption: Upfit includes
everything you need to transform space into place.
In the new era of social distancing and moving work,
study and other activities outdoors, Upfit answers this call. Adaptive, modular and scalable, Upfit
transforms outdoor areas into work spaces, classrooms, dining areas and meeting hubs, fully powered, lit and
with the amenities people need to learn, work, and meet outdoors. Upfit takes the complexity out of
customizing outdoor structures with a beautifully designed and expertly engineered system—the post-and-beam
structure begins with a single 16’ x 16’ x 10’ base unit that can then be specified with a range of
amenities and scaled based upon the needs of a site, from a simple single unit, to a fully powered, lit and
furnished multi-unit structure.
Upfit’s benefits have become even more acute. Its modular, scalable nature transforms underutilized
outdoor areas into work spaces, classrooms, dining areas and meeting hubs, fully powered, lit and with
the amenities people need to live, learn, work, care, play, and travel outdoors.
Now Upfit enables you to leverage outdoor spaces more
than ever, with the release of a broad new feature set adding new possibilities and functionality to the
already versatile system. “Upfit has become one of the most successful solutions we've launched. And with
that success came a lot of engagement with our customers in the form of new ideas and requests,” says Kirt
Martin. "So we're literally building on the success of Upfit, inspired by real-world applications and the
opportunity to enable even more new and unique outdoor experiences.”
Upfit is a collaboration among experts in architecture, industrial design, outdoor structures, outdoor
site furnishings, and LED lighting. The collective expertise of Landscape Forms, KEM STUDIO, and
StruXure Outdoor is evident in every aspect of Upfit, from its design, engineering and manufacturing, to
its project management, delivery, and installation.
Upfit’s new features include large-scale retractable screens, sliding panels, an integrated shelving system,
in-line benches, mitered standing-height tables, a new full-height panel with vertical slatting, and a solid
roof. "Now, more than ever, Upfit brings the indoors outdoors,” says Martin. "There’s a new softness to the
interior spaces, with new functions, textures and colors that make you feel more capable, comfortable and
inspired being outside.”
Upfit is scalable, making it easy for you to tailor your design to its purpose and use, from a simple
single unit to a fully powered, lit, and furnished multi-unit structure.
"Every day is a new opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors,” concludes Kirt Martin. "And what
we've added to Upfit gives people new ways and new tools to do just that—on a daily basis.”
Upfit’s versatility allows each structure to tell a unique story. Regardless of an application’s
spatial requirements, functional needs, or aesthetic design, it can accommodate a range of solutions